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02-October-2014
02-October-2014

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The G P Barbour Memorial Oval commemorates George Pitty Barbour who was headmaster of Toowoomba Grammar School from 1910 to 1935.  He was the first Chairman of the Australian Board of Cricket Control.

George Pitty Barbour came to the Toowoomba Grammar School in 1910 with an enviable record in scholarship and sport, and was the school's headmaster for 25 years. A former student and classics master of Sydney Grammar School, interstate representative at cricket and tennis, a member of the N.S.W. selection committee, and one-time chairman of the Australian Board of Control of Cricket, he captained the Toowoomba cricket team and was Toowoomba cricket selector for 15 years.

Location

Address:24 Margaret Street, Toowoomba Grammar School, East Toowoomba, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.565407
Long: 151.968812
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Education

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1955
Front Inscription

GEORGE PITTY BARBOUR
Gentleman Scholar Sportsman
Born 1867 - Died 1951
Headmaster T G S 1910 to 1935
First Chairman of Australian Board of Cricket Control
He Constructed This Oval In 1911
It Was Enlarged Improved And Named 
G P BARBOUR MEMORIAL OVAL
           ln 1955

Source: MA
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